Christmas through the ages in the South East

perience Christmas throughout the decades at some of our finest houses across the region this season. From a 1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey to a Victorian Christmas at Uppark up until the modern day - relive a traditional Christmas with the National Trust.

Victorian butler and maid decorate a Christmas tree in the Dining Room at Uppark, West Sussex

Uppark Victorian Christmas 

Take a step back in time to the Victorian era for a glittering Christmas. Meet the servants and discover stunning costumes made of paper by Delicarta.

The dining room at Standen dressed for Christmas

Standen's nostalgic Christmas 

Enjoy Christmas at Standen in West Sussex, from the Victorian period through to modern day including extended twilight openings for a special view of the house after dark.

The dining room decorated for Christmas at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

A 1920s Christmas at Chartwell 

A warm welcome awaits you at Chartwell this Christmas as you are invited to visit the house for a glimpse of what Churchill's family Christmas might have been like in the 1920s.

A woman stands in front of a Christmas tree behind a table with a tray of champagne, an a gramaphone

Polesden Lacey's 1930's Christmas 

Experience the glamour of a high society 1930s soirée at Polesden Lacey. Music of the era accompanies your journey through the house culminating in a visit to see Mrs Greville's fabulous 18ft sparkling Christmas tree.

Ightham Mote decorated for Christmas

Celebrate Christmas past 

Visit Ightham Mote during the festive season for a celebration of Christmas past with a Victorian Christmas with an American twist.